Customize the Step Size, Acceleration, Pulse or Animation Time for Your Mac’s Scrolling Function via An Unobtrusive Status Bar Menu App
Via the macOS System Preferences window, in the Mouse panel, you get to change both the scrolling direction and the speed. However, if you are still having issues with the scrolling responsiveness, SmoothScroll is a simple Mac OS X app that can help you push things even further.
Additional customization options for improving the scrolling function
Once installed, SmoothScroll is applying new settings for the scrolling step size, animation time, acceleration delta, acceleration scale, and pulse scale. You can view and change the new values via the app’s Preferences window.
Naturally, you do not have to preserve the SmoothScroll default values of these parameters. If you need further clarifications, press the Help button in the SmoothScroll Preferences window and you will see on mouseover a short description for each setting.
Other personalization options include the possibility to ease the animation, to toggle the standard wheel direction, or to bounce back from edges.
A minimalist user interface that proves to be very intuitive
Since SmoothScroll resides in your status bar, you can quickly access all of its functions via the unobtrusive menu. Note that SmoothScroll automatically applies all the changes system-wide, but you can choose to disable them for the currently active app, or for all installed utilities.
During our test, we have noticed that, when dealing with the currently active application, in some cases, the SmoothScroll custom rules have not been disabled by checking the appropriate option in the SmoothScroll status bar menu.
Nonetheless, when disabling the custom rules for all utilities, the change was instant. Of course, you can achieve the same effect by just quitting the SmoothScroll application altogether.
Personalize your mouse scrolling function going over the system’s default settings
To conclude, SmoothScroll provides a more refined control over the mouse scrolling function which can be of great help if you are experiencing glitches that cannot be fixed by simply adjusting the scrolling speed via the System Preferences settings.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used SmoothScroll for Mac and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂